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Smoke Detectors



Installing smoke detectors is the smart thing to do. It's also the safe thing to do. The Turlock Fire Department has developed a smoke detector program to help protect the citizens of Turlock and their loved ones from a devastating fire by installing and maintaining their smoke detectors.

Follow these tips to help save your life & property from fire:

  • For bare minimum protection, install a smoke detector outside of each bedroom or sleeping area in your home.
  • Keep your bedroom doors closed while you are asleep. Or even better install detectors on every level of your home.
  • Keep your smoke detectors properly maintained. Test them once a month to ensure that they are working properly.
  • Every Spring and Fall when you change your clocks, remember to change your smoke alarm batteries. Use only the type of batteries recommended on the detector.
  • Develop an escape plan and review the plan with all members of the family frequently. Be aware that children and elderly people may need special assistance should a fire occur. See Planned Escape from Fire.


For questions about smoke detectors, please contact:

Turlock Fire Department
244 N. Broadway
Turlock, CA 95380-5454
(209) 668-5580
fire@turlock.ca.us
Monday - Friday, 9AM - 5PM
Closed daily 12PM - 1PM




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